Ephesians 1

The Blessings of Redemption

1Paul a  an apostle of b  Christ Jesus
Lit through
,
d  by the will of God,

To the
Or holy ones
,
f  saints who are
Three early mss do not contain at Ephesus
at h  Ephesus and i  who are faithful in j  Christ Jesus:
2 k  Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

3 l  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in m  the heavenly places in Christ, 4just as n  He chose us in Him before o  the foundation of the world, that we would be p  holy and blameless before
Or Him, in love
Him. r  In love
5
Lit having predestined
He t  predestined us to u  adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself v  according to the
Lit good pleasure
kind intention of His will,
6 x  to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in y  the Beloved. 7 z  In
Lit whom
Him we have ab  redemption ac  through His blood, the ad  forgiveness of our trespasses, according to ae  the riches of His grace
8which He
Lit made abundant toward
lavished on
Or us, in all wisdom and insight
us. In all wisdom and insight
9He
Lit making known
,
ai  made known to us the mystery of His will, aj  according to His
Lit good pleasure
kind intention which He al  purposed in Him
10with a view to an administration
Lit of
suitable to an  the fullness of the times, that is ao  the summing up of all things in Christ, things
Lit upon
in the heavens and things on the earth. In Him
11
Lit in whom also
also we
Or were made a heritage
,
as  have obtained an inheritance, having been at  predestined au  according to His purpose who works all things av  after the counsel of His will,
12to the end that we who were the first to hope in
I.e. the Messiah
Christ would be ax  to the praise of His glory.
13In
Lit whom
Him, you also, after listening to az  the message of truth, the gospel of your salvationhaving also
Or believed in Him, you were sealed
believed, you were bb  sealed in
Lit whom
Him with bd  the Holy Spirit of promise,
14who is
Or a down payment
,
bf  given as a pledge of bg  our inheritance, with a view to the bh  redemption of bi  God’s own possession bj  to the praise of His glory.

15For this reason I too bk  having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which exists among you and
Three early mss do not contain your love
your love for bm  all the
V 1, note 2
saints,
16 bo  do not cease giving thanks for you, bp  while making mention of you in my prayers; 17that the bq  God of our Lord Jesus Christ, br  the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of bs  wisdom and of bt  revelation in the
Or true knowledge
knowledge of Him.
18I pray that bv  the eyes of your heart
Lit being
may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the bx  hope of His by  calling, what are bz  the riches of the glory of ca  His inheritance in cb  the
Or holy ones
saints,
19and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. cd  These are in accordance with the working of the ce  strength of His might 20which He brought about in Christ, when He cf  raised Him from the dead and cg  seated Him at His right hand in ch  the heavenly places, 21far above ci  all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every cj  name that is named, not only in ck  this age but also in the one to come. 22And He cl  put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as cm  head over all things to the church, 23which is His cn  body, the co  fullness of Him who cp  fills cq  all in all.
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